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July 24th, 2019
UPDATE: Cocaine vessel arrived in VI from T&T- CoP Matthews

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The vessel ‘Krautsand’, in which cocaine was discovered while at Port Purcell, Tortola had sailed to the Virgin Islands from Trinidad and Tobago, according to Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews.

June 19th, 2019
USVI man allegedly mails cocaine from post office

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Kemo Riley, 42, appeared before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) for preliminary and detention hearings after federal agents arrested him on Friday June 14, 2019 for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

April 4th, 2019
USVI man faces 5 years, 8M fine for cocaine possession

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - Roosevelt Dowling, 58, of St. Croix, has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base “crack” before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Wednesday.

January 30th, 2019
Three plead guilty to cocaine distribution in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, that on Friday, January 18, Robert Klyvert, 47, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to distribution of crack cocaine.

December 14th, 2018
Dominican sentenced for cocaine conspiracy in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Reynaldo Lerburds, 41, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today, December 14, 2018, in United States Virgin Islands (USVI) District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez for cocaine conspiracy, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert has announced.

December 6th, 2018
10 years for Tortolain Ashley Warner in USVI cocaine case

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Ashley Warner, 54, of Tortola, was sentenced today, December 6, 2018, in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to conspiracy and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

December 3rd, 2018
4 Guyanese plead guilty to 3,769kg cocaine possession

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today, December 3, 2018, that Mohamed Hoseain, age 70, and Richard La Cruz, age 51, both of Guyana, pleaded guilty on November 28, 2018, in federal court to possession of cocaine on board a vessel.

November 25th, 2018
VG bound cocaine intercepted in T&T

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – A quantity of cocaine that was destined to land at North Sound, Virgin Gorda, in the Virgin Islands was this week intercepted by authorities in Trinidad and Tobago.

June 3rd, 2018
Ex DPNR Officer Gerald Mercer guilty of cocaine smuggling @ King Airport

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - Former Department of Planning and Natural Resources Officer Gerald Mercer, 43, was found guilty by a jury in federal court on Thursday, May 31, 2018, before District Judge Curtis Gomez of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute not less than 50 and not more than 150 kilograms of cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced today.

May 25th, 2018
Cocaine bound for Tortola held by Trinidad & Tobago police

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, WI- Virgin Islands News Online’s media partner Trinidad Express is reporting today May 25, 2018 that cocaine valued at $20 million and bound for Tortola, Virgin Islands, was found on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Queen’s Wharf, Port of Spain.

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